Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
I know it isn't even thanksgiving yet but couldn't resist a little holiday decorating. Mary Stanley told me about this place in seattle called "Maxine's" and I went crazy. For anyone coming to Artfest, you might want to plan a stop here....and then Mary say's to eat at The Snappy Dragon close by...which I will do the next time I go. Anyway...here is just a taste of christmas for my thanksgiving guests coming over. Then the day after turkey day is when we go chop down a tree high up on the mountain and finish the rest of the holiday decorations. ...is the fake snow too cheesy? I usually don't do much holiday decorating so this is all new to me...
Thursday, November 16, 2006
These guys just flew all the way from santa barbara, CA. and when I was taking pictures of them, I'd blink and they popped up in a different spot. Rascally little fellows! I decided to name them Fred, Ned and Ed. They seemed to like those names. Mary Stanley (see my links) made them for a bazaar and when I saw them on her blog, I knew I'd have to adopt them. I have developed this thing for owls but hadn't found any I liked until I saw these. To say I flipped out was an understatement. I knew I needed all 3 brothers. To split them up would have been very sad for them...and me. Mary rug hooked them and then stuffed them. I proudly own quite a few things from her now and they all make me enormously happy.
I just got new glasses...my first pair of transition bifocals. YIKES! The doctor told me I am simply getting old and that's what eyes do. Thanks doc for reminding me! Right now everything looks as if I am in the matrix movie, moving slightly as my eyes adjust to all the different levels of seeing in the lenses. I feel as if I am in an alternate reality that is moving and breathing and an illusion. I was told it takes about a week to get used to. I'm hoping it takes less!
Sunday, November 12, 2006
I wanted to show the project I have been working on lately. It is a collaborative type of project that involves 8 women and the subject matter is birds, feathers, nests, & eggs. Anahata sent 8 cigar boxes for us to do something with. I decided to decorate it and make a journal for it. She had made hers into a shrine that is really cool. It will be interesting to see what the other ladies do with theirs. Anyway...it is done and will be moving along soon.
In other news, I recently purchased a 1" button maker and a 3-1/2" one too because it makes coasters with your own artwork....oh and mirrors too. I want to start making some stuff as giveaways (for our orders) and do other stuff too. They've been fun to play around with.
I finished art & life six last tuesday which is why you haven't heard from me for awhile. I just had my nose to the grindstone and wasn't coming up for air until I was done. You still won't see it for about a month. The printer takes 2 weeks and the mailing house takes a few days and then the mail takes a couple of weeks. But it isn't due until december anyway...so expect it around the middle of december I'd guess.
I am starting a routine tommorrow where I have scheduled to "read & answer emails" twice a week. I feel they are overtaking my life and I haven't had time to do other things I want to do. So we will see how that goes (will be interesting since I recieve about 100 a day). I've basically divided the day into 2 parts. I will work on a specific area in the morning and another one in the afternoon...i.e...art & life, artfest, artfiberfest, collaborations, making stuff to sell, errands, emails, personal art projects, zettiology, web stuff (includes blogging), etc. It undoubtedly will take some tweaking but I am giving it my best shot (once again)...it's my ongoing nemesis...